Supraventricular tachycardia during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.

TitleSupraventricular tachycardia during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsVan Zijl DH, Dyer RA, Millar RN, James MF
JournalInternational journal of obstetric anesthesia
Volume10
Issue3
Pagination202-5
Date Published2001 Jul
Abstract

A woman of 40 weeks' gestation, who was apparently previously healthy, required emergency caesarean section after a failed vacuum delivery. While under spinal anaesthesia she developed a supraventricular tachycardia of unknown origin. Intravenous verapamil resulted in a conversion to sinus rhythm. Further investigations confirmed Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, for which she required ablation therapy. Appropriate methods of cardioversion in this clinical setting are discussed.

Alternate JournalInt J Obstet Anesth